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    Hi all, new here and first time posting.

    i am a single mother of a 9 year old boy.

    i have had a meeting at work today to basically say that my work is not up to scratch (I’ve known this for a while). We have now reached the end of the line and I either need to resign or will be given my notice.

    in terms of universal credit, does anyone know which is the best option. Will I be able to claim either way?





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    I would not resign as you will definitely be sanctioned, if your employer gives you notice you could argue that you were unfairly dismissed, do not admit under any circumstances that you knew that your work wasn’t up to scratch others again you’ll be sanctioned.


    #24919 Report

    Hi Alijane

    Sorry to hear that.  I recommend that you contact our Single Parent Helpline.  They will be open today between 5 & 7 then Thursday 10 – 4 and Friday 10 – 4.  They should be able to help you to explore your options.  The number is 0808 802 0925.

    I wish you the best, Justine

    #24922 Report


    You need to be sacked I’m afraid.

    Were you given a performance improvement plan?

    Are you in your probationary period?

    Worked there less than 2 years?

    Had regular performance management meetings?

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    I’m still on probation period – only been there 3 months

    #24928 Report


    Its not over yet…

    Do not resign, you will be sanctioned and you wont get any help for up to 5 months.

    Try not to claim UC I personally think its a shambles.

    Make notes of what you feel you have brought or can bring to the company. If they offer you constructive criticism then make suggestions. Don’t just be a ‘yes’ girl

    Cling on to this job for as long as you can 😀


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    Don’t resign.

    Instead ask for written feedback and for a supportive improvement plan. Make sure you only sign if you agree. The support should be about what the employer will do to make you a success in the role as much as what you need to do!

    Sadly if under two years employed and on probation it is easier for them to let you go.

    Don’t resign as this impacts on your rights to benefits.

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